Directory       News       Site Map       Home

Common (vernacular) names applied to California vascular plants

compiled by Elizabeth Painter

up to date as of May 1, 2016

Common names (also referred to as vernacular names) are applied differently at different times and places by different users. This list is compiled from many sources and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. It is not intended to indicate which common name is correct or preferred. Please send comments about this page to Elizabeth Painter (

TaxonPectis papposa var. papposa
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)pectis; cinch-weed; cinchweed; chinch-weed; chinchweed; manzanilla de coyote
Species common name(s)common chinchweed; many-bristled cinchweed; many-bristled cinch-weed; many-bristle cinchweed; manybristle cinchweed; many bristle cinchweed; many-bristle fetid-marigold; cinchweed fetid-marigold; cinchweed fetidmarigold; dissected chinchweed; desert chinchweed; yellow chinchweed; manzanilla del coyote; mansanilla del coyote; manzanilla coyote
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxafoetid marigold, foetid-marigold, fetid marigold, fetid-marigold, fetidmarigold, manzanilla del coyote, manzanilla de coyote are applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa; desert marigold is more commonly applied to Baileya; limoncillo is applied to taxa in multiple families
  Copyright © 2017 Regents of the University of California — Updated 02 June 2017